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Assemblymember David Alvarez Congratulates and Welcomes New Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas

For immediate release:
TJ River Tour April 2023

(Sacramento) Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas took the Oath of Office to become the 71st Speaker of the California State Assembly. Since 2018, Speaker Rivas has represented parts of San Benito and Monterey Counties. He has dedicated his career to helping our state's most vulnerable populations and communities. 


"Raised from the farming communities of the central California coast, Speaker Robert Rivas has dedicated his career to improving the lives of not just his constituents but all Californians. His passion and commitment to equal rights and the environment have proven his ability to lead in difficult situations. As a colleague and a friend, I look forward to his leadership in the assembly and our ability to work together to provide a voice for all Californians." Assemblymember David Alvarez


"From affordable housing to environmental justice, Assemblymember Alvarez has been a leader on the issues that matter most to his community and all of California. I am confident that we can continue to make meaningful progress on these fronts together. I am excited to collaborate with Assemblymember Alvarez and the entire Assembly to build a brighter future for all Californians." Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas